Weiner discusses his career and the upcoming final season of Mad Men in this interview for PBS.
I had a litmus test when I was casting the pilot and I was given the luxury by AMC of getting to pick someone who was not famous yet. And I knew that they would be that character of people. They wouldn’t have previous associations or anything.
Weiner talks about balancing the end of his show Mad Men with his directorial film debut, Are You Here in an interview with Esquire Magazine.
It’s the fulfillment of dreams and also super-emotional. It’s very exciting to have the movie come out, it’s been a long time in the making, and the timing is a good distraction, although I’m still in the middle of post-production on the show. Ending the show was a huge thing in my life.